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The "Head" Gets Nasty On This Week's AHS: Coven

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12/13/2013 8:58 am
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We open in 1991, watching a boy camp outside with his dad. He tries his first ever mug of coffee - woot. The kid is nervous about missing his shot as the dad hands him a shotgun and a silver bullet. Their family has been hunting for generations, he won’t miss.
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They find a woman in the woods and the dad “flushes her out” so the kid can shoot her. He gets nervous and wants to show the woman mercy but his dad urges him not to.
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The witch throws a wall of fire their way amid the hesitation, so the dad puts a bullet in her head.
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Fiona pays Marie a visit with Delphine’s head-in-a-box. Marie asks why she kept her in the first place, to which Fiona replies: “She amused me.” Turns out she amuses Marie too - she cracks up when Delphine starts chattering away from inside the box.
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Fiona proposes that they join forces to kill the witch hunters but Marie proclaims that witch hunters are white witch problems. No way though, according to Fiona the hunters will turn on the voodoo clan once the coven is dead.
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Delia struggles to make herself breakfast... After dropping a carton of eggs on the floor she screams, “Oh no. Can people please not move things? Some of us are blind!” Poor Delia.
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Myrtle watches her and wants to help but Delia won’t let her. Myrtle asks if she really believes Myrtle was the one who blinded her. She reminds Delia of the first time Fiona dropped her off at school alone - when Delia tearfully asked Myrtle if she would be her mother now. #Tragic. Delia replies that she never doubted Myrtle and knows she’d never hurt her. Myrtle holds her hands and tells her, “If I could pluck out my eyes and give them to you I would.” How sweet. Hank visits Atlanta to meet with his father at “Delphi Trust”. (Somehow related to Delphine perhaps?) It turns out Hank’s been a bad boy. He’s a crap witch hunter. We kind of already knew that though. He’s not supposed to kill anyone, he’s supposed to be useful for intelligence only.
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It turns out it was the Delphi Trust that disfigured Cordelia. Hank seems appalled at this but his dad reminds him that he’s just “pretending to love someone who is his enemy,” and that “some day she will have to be put down.” Myrtle has her two council buddies over for melon balls and dinner. They seem very eager to overlook the fact they were tricked into having her burned at the stake and gladly believe that she’s forgiven them. Rookie error. Myrtle poisons them into paralysis and scoops out an eye from each of them with the melon baller to give to Delia.
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So it seems Myrtle is going slightly nuts... Her little rant was harder to follow than usual and she looked a little cray, then her voiceover told us she chose one blue eye and one brown eye for Cordelia because it reminded her of a a cat she once knew. Rightio then. After a little magic, we can only assume, Delia sits up in bed suddenly able to see again and gives Myrtle a big smile. Bless her cotton socks - so no more feeling around the room for her bed and dropping whole food items on the floor. Fiona comes home to find Delia and Myrtle conversing in the lounge, she’s shocked and awed to find that Delia’s regained her sight and even more so to find out that Myrtle’s responsible. Fiona gets into a dispute with Myrtle and threatens to call the council again. Myrtle laughs in her face and we see a flashback where Myrtle’s gleefully chopping up her former council members’ limbs and dropping them into a barrel of acid. “They’re busy,” she intimates. LOL.
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Delia yells at her moms, telling them they need to hush up because they need each other to deal with the girls who’ll be arriving home soon and will need to be forced to stay inside all night. Then Cordelia gives Myrtle a hug on her way upstairs for a nap, which is when she realises she can no longer experience visions. Zoe and Madison stalk the halls of a hospital searching for Nan and Luke.
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They find Nan waiting to go inside and see Luke, who’s being kept from her by his (kinda evil) mother. Nan uses her mind reading powers to listen to Luke, who’s in a coma, and convince mommy dearest, Joan, that she’s a good witch and not a devil worshipper. Patti LuPone sings, they hug, it’s very Lifetime. Except for the whole hot-water-bottle-enema elephant in the room, that is.
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My fave random friendship looks like it could be back on track! Queenie has stolen Delphine’s head from Marie under the pretense of destroying it with fire. Instead, she’s about to force Delphine to watch all eight hours of Roots plus the sequel, Roots: The Next Generation.
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Delphine’s not happy about this - she’s hungry and she wants to die. But Queenie is adamant that Delphine will not die an ignorant racist, and WILL take part in this film festival. Go Queenie!
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Hank gets a little voodoo prompt from Marie (finally some pins and dolls!)... He’s told he needs to cut some coven witches’ heads off tonight! Or else!
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In the greenhouse, Misty and Delia are bonding over their shared love for greenery. Delia teaches Misty a protection spell and Misty tells her she’s an awesome leader. Yeah Delia! I so hope she’s going to be the next Supreme. Loving Delia and Misty, they have sweet chemistry.
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Hank rudely interrupts them with his desire to move back in with Delia but she refuses him. “Your shit’s in the box in the closet, get it then get out.” Muahaha! An angry looking dog growls at Hank as he inches down the stairs with his box of shit (anyone recognise this random pooch?). Turns out it’s Fiona’s dog! She’s brought it in to protect the coven. “Females are more loyal and aggressive when it comes to protecting their families.” Fiona tells him, to explain why she got a bitch. After telling Hank to leave, Fiona follows her dog into Zoe’s bedroom where Kyle’s sat playing with his “teach me” app. Bless him.
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Fiona laments the girls bringing boys into the school, and is about to leave when CRACK, it sounds as though Kyle and her new pet didn’t quite click. Or maybe Kyle just hugged him too forcefully...
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Back in the hospital, Patti is all “I can never thank you enough” to Nan. Suddenly Nan starts talking on behalf of Luke, who’s ranting about how God told him his mother killed his father by putting bees in his car when he’s allergic to them.
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His father had an affair with someone from her book club and she couldn’t get over it. Joan is riled by all this and refuses to believe that Nan is telling the truth, she tells her to “get out!”
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Meanwhile, Hank gets his guns ready. He looks a tad anxious. Zoe, Nan and Madison arrive home to find Kyle and Fiona sat playing cards in the kitchen. What a strange sight, their thought bubbles seem to say. And Kyle appears to be talking normally again! Well... “he’s not all there but he’s okay.”
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Queenie forces Delphine to listen to Odetta’s spiritual, civil rights anthem, “Oh Freedom” when she refuses to open her eyes long enough to actually watch Roots.
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Delphine is reluctant at first but seemingly can’t help feeling something as the song plays, and she gets emotional. Cue flawless closing montage. While the song plays, Queenie joins the rest of team voodoo in the salon, until Hank arrives and shoots the place up. He puts a bullet in Queenie and kills everybody else. With Hank about to kill Marie Laveau, Queenie picks up a gun and drags herself across the room until she can see Hank. Marie’s been shot and lifts up a bloodied hand to Hank, as if telling him there’s no need to take another shot but he points his gun at her head anyway. Queenie shoots herself in the head, killing him with her voodoo doll skills.
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Oh Queenie, I really hope you don’t die.
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It’s a powerful scene, and while the song continues to play, we see Luke wake up crying to his mother, “you murdered dad.” But she creepily tells him to go back to sleep, then horrifically motions to smother him with a pillow. Woah.
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In the episode’s final scene, we see a pretty defeated looking Marie knocking on Fiona’s door. Fiona grins. Them witch hunters be going down...
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